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The Iowa Workforce Development Center understands the need for a sound employment environment in the community.  Iowa Workforce Development is dedicated to providing employers with services that will enhance their businesses and add to the continued growth of the local community.

IowaWorks:  Iowa Workforce Development's business and employer portal.

Recruitment and Placement Team:  Personnel who work closely with employers to advise them on the services available through IWD and its partners.  They may also work as a liaison between the employer and Iowa Workforce Development.

Job Bank:  A database where you, the employer, can list your current job openings so they will be visible by anyone utilizing an Iowa Workforce Development Center or the Internet.  Orders in our database will automatically list your positions on US.jobs.  It also provides you with a point of contact at the Workforce Development Center for questions and advice concerning your job order.  You can e-mail the Job Bank at job.bank@iwd.state.ia.us or call your local Workforce Development Center at (515) 281-9600.

Recruiting:  Iowa Workforce Development can assist companies by recruiting and screening job applicants.  Based on the information you provide outlining the skills and requirements of the positions, IWD will seek the best qualified candidates to apply to your business.

Testing Services:  The Iowa Workforce Development Center in your area can administer tests on typing, 10-Key and data entry skills to applicants at your request.  To make an appointment, contact your local office or call (515) 281-9600.

Pre-test your applicants at the WDC. A system developed by American College Testing (ACT) that provides a structure for documenting and improving work place skills.  WorkKeys™ is implemented in three steps:  job profiling, assessments and training targets.  This process enables employers to screen employees for needed skills, determine training needs of entry-level and current employees and provide schools with information on how to prepare students for the workplace.

Veterans Services:  Our veteran service representatives can assist you with all levels of your staffing needs through the use of a state wide data base.  They also provide information pertaining to veteran issues.

Consulting Services:  Iowa Workforce Development provides low-cost consulting and training to assist business in maintaining compliance with the laws governing employment and the workforce.  Employers may obtain consultation on OSHA, workers' compensation, hiring practices, unemployment insurance and labor market information.

Business Closings/Downsizings:  Should your business experience a closing or restructuring, partners of Iowa Workforce Development are ready to help employees make the transition to other employment.  Laid off workers are provided access to services, including support and training.

Labor Market Information:  Provided as a service to employers to assist with all their business decisions.

Generic Employment Application (PDF):  This Generic Employment Application form is available to businesses to assist in screening job applicants.

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